New York Mets Outfielder Rejects Qualifying Offer

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto will be rejecting the team's $18.4 million qualifying offer. Thus, the 28-year-old will be testing the open market as a free agent. 

Conforto is coming off of a disappointing campaign for his standards. In 125 games, he had 14 home runs, 55 RBIs and a .232 batting average. However, even with this, there are a lot of teams reportedly interested in the slugger.

Conforto is viewed as one of the biggest bounce back candidates heading into the 2022 season. In 2020, he had nine home runs, 31 RBIs and a stellar .322 batting average in 54 games. During the campaign before, he was a lethal power threat, as he had a career-high 33 home runs. We've seen what he's capable of before and teams are clearly remembering this. Keep in mind, he also was an All-Star in 2017.

We will have to wait and see where Conforto ends up from here, but now the Mets are in for some real competition for his services. 

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